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Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

Corn Disease Update: June 24, 2017

🕔15:32, 24.Jun 2017

Increased reports of disease in the corn crop in MS have been made over the past week. Normally, as corn matures, the incidence and severity of corn diseases observed with increase. Presently, common rust, Diplodia leaf streak, northern corn leaf blight, and southern rust can all be observed in our corn production system; however, southern rust has only been observed on an extremely limited number of acres to this point in the season.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 23, 2017

🕔10:34, 24.Jun 2017

 

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Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

Heliothine Pheromone Trap Counts, June 23, 2017

🕔14:16, 23.Jun 2017

With the exception of Washington County bollworm traps, counts were similar to last week at levels near or below historic averages for both bollworm and tobacco budworm. Therefore worm pressure in susceptible crops should be typical for this time of

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Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

Navigating Fungicide Active Ingredients

🕔07:17, 23.Jun 2017

Over the past several years, fungicide pre-mix products have dominated the marketplace. Keeping up with the specific chemical classes within each product can present a challenge. Included in this blog post are some information to aid in making fungicide decisions.

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Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

Keys to Field Identification of Common Versus Southern Rust in Field Corn

🕔17:38, 21.Jun 2017

Diagnosing common and southern rust in the field can oftentimes be difficult. Subtle differences between the two diseases can occur at different parts of the growing season as well as sections of the crop canopy.

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Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

Heliothine Trap Catches, June 16, 2017

🕔14:42, 19.Jun 2017

Pheromone trap catches for bollworm moths were down for the week compared to the previous week. These numbers were also down somewhat from long term averages in both NE Mississippi and in the Delta. Tobacco budworm catches were low in

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Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2017

Soybean Disease Update: June 18, 2017

🕔19:16, 18.Jun 2017

Limited soybean diseases have occurred throughout the MS soybean production system. Observations of Septoria brown spot and taproot decline have been quite common this season. Lesions that result from herbicide injury have also been commonly observed, but should not be cause for concern.

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Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Traps – June 16, 2017

🕔19:54, 16.Jun 2017

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2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

2017 DREC Rice Field Day August 2, 2017

🕔11:40, 16.Jun 2017

The MSU-DREC Rice Producer Field Day will be held on August 2, at the Delta Research and Extension Center at 3:30 p.m.  The program will begin at the Capps center with updates from USA Rice by guest speaker Betsy Ward

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Two Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sweetpotatoes and Auxin Herbicides

Two Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Sweetpotatoes and Auxin Herbicides

🕔11:37, 16.Jun 2017

With increasing utilization of auxin herbicide-tolerant cotton and soybeans, sweetpotato growers have concerns about drift and off-target movement of dicamba and 2,4-D applications into commercial sweetpotato fields.  In this blog entry I answer two of the most common questions I

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Pipe Planner Update!

Pipe Planner Update!

🕔14:24, 15.Jun 2017

New updates were recently deployed to Pipe Planner.  Please following the directions when signing into Pipe Planner to clear your computer cache to ensure that these new updates take place. Below you will find the message located in Pipe Planner

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Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

Considerations for Rice Water Weevil Management in 2017

🕔11:13, 10.Jun 2017

We have been getting several calls about adult rice water weevil adults and adult feeding in rice that has gone to flood. In fact, it appears that we are experiencing higher than normal populations this year in many areas of

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Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

Southwestern Corn Borer Trap Counts – June 9, 2017

🕔09:49, 10.Jun 2017

 

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Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

Moth Trap Counts for June 9, 2017

🕔17:41, 9.Jun 2017

Pheromone traps are up and recording data in a number of counties around Mississippi again this year. We will try to report the counts weekly to help you maximize your efficiency in scouting crops for worms. Pheromone traps can’t replace

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Redbanded Stink Bugs and R3 Fungicide Applications in Soybean

Redbanded Stink Bugs and R3 Fungicide Applications in Soybean

🕔12:58, 7.Jun 2017

Getting more calls everyday about low numbers of Redbanded Stink Bugs (RBSB) in R2/R3 soybeans. Many are asking about what to mix with a fungicide to take them out. Before jumping out too quickly, consider this, I would suspect very little

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Considering the R3/R4 Automatic Application in Soybean: Time to Apply Two Modes of Action Instead of One

Considering the R3/R4 Automatic Application in Soybean: Time to Apply Two Modes of Action Instead of One

🕔11:15, 3.Jun 2017

Over the past week calls have started to be received regarding the automatic fungicide application in soybean. On-farm, large plot trials were conducted during 2015 and 2016 to assess the benefit of several different fungicide products and to reevaluate the automatic application timing. At present, we believe that a mixed mode of action fungicide, or one that provides more than one mode of action would be more beneficial than the stand-alone strobilurin (QoI) fungicide application that has become popular over the past decade.

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Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

Thrips and Herbicide Co-Applications

🕔14:34, 2.Jun 2017

There is no question that we are seeing increased tolerance to the seed treatments with tobacco thrips in cotton. We made an effort this year to encourage the use of acephate either in-furrow or as an overtreatment to the normal

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Irrigation Season is Approaching

Irrigation Season is Approaching

🕔04:41, 2.Jun 2017

It is often said here in the Mid-South that we are always 10 days from a drought!  However, with the widespread and abundant rainfall received thus far in Mississippi, irrigation is not really a primary concern until we rebound to more typical

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Another Row Rice Example

Another Row Rice Example

🕔04:32, 2.Jun 2017

Here is an example of grower ingenuity. This grower planted a flat field of heavy buckshot clay and was unable to construct levees due to rain. The field was ready to flood so he decided to give row rice a

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Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

Identifying Corn Reproductive Growth Stages and Management Implications

🕔16:59, 31.May 2017

Corn reproductive stages generally comprise about 60 days for corn hybrids grown in Mississippi at normal planting dates. Identification of these stages is critical for making prudent management decisions and anticipating crop response to practices and environmental conditions.

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Redbanded Stink Bugs Successfully Overwintered In MS

Redbanded Stink Bugs Successfully Overwintered In MS

🕔13:44, 31.May 2017

In 2009 Redbanded stink bugs (RBSB) were treated in numerous areas of the state but numbers crashed in 2010. In 2013 there were a few fields treated and then they essentially were a non-issue until 2016. We have been hearing

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2017 Cotton Maturity Guide

2017 Cotton Maturity Guide

🕔17:17, 26.May 2017

The updated 2017 cotton maturity guide can be accessed using the link below.  Keep in mind that maturity differences depicted in this guide are in an “everything else being equal” scenario.  A number of factors can affect maturity including (but

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When Should I Park My Cotton Planter?

When Should I Park My Cotton Planter?

🕔17:04, 26.May 2017

It may be the understatement of the year to say that this spring has been very challenging for the agricultural community in Mississippi.  Cool, wet weather seems to disappear then return, wind and sandblasting has caused severe damage to emerged

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Auxin Herbicide Technology Field Day

Auxin Herbicide Technology Field Day

🕔09:07, 23.May 2017

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Row crop producers can learn best practices for adding auxin herbicides to their weed control tool box at a field day June 29. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will

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Are you Behind on your Corn “Tassel Shot” Application?

Are you Behind on your Corn “Tassel Shot” Application?

🕔11:56, 22.May 2017

The Mississippi corn crop is generally on pace to tassel earlier than normal this year. Thus, how may this affect how the corn will respond to mid-season application of various management inputs, including nitrogen fertilizer and other products? This article will discuss factors and distinct scenarios that could dramatically effect realistic corn response.

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